This summary is based on the feature published in the Journal of the American Dental Association: Managing measles in dental practice. A forgotten foe makes a comeback (July 2015)
Sara C. Gordon, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C), FDS-RCS (Edin); Noni E. MacDonald, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Courtesy of the Journal of the American Dental Association, you can access the full text of the article for the next 3 months here (PDF)
Measles is a serious, highly contagious disease that could easily be transmitted to vulnerable patients in your office, with potentially deadly consequences. It is preventable with vaccination. Every dentist has a responsibility to ensure that the risk of measles transmission is as low as possible in his or her dental office.